Monthly Archives: April 2014

Devotional for May 4, 2014 – Called into Christ’s Service

  Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background                                                                                                                                                      For the next few weeks we will be exploring the book of Acts. The book of Acts is known to be a continuation of the book of Luke, same writer, … Continue reading

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Devotional for April 27, 2014: Empowering Thomas

  Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background  Each year the gospel lesson for the second Sunday of Easter is the same.  We hear about this scenario with Thomas.  Each year I get a little fired up that … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Our Lord!

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background The Lord has Risen!  He is risen indeed, Alleluia!   That is how we traditionally begin our Easter Sunday worship.  It is a confident, joyful, celebration.  But the actual human … Continue reading

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Devotional for April 13, 2014: Hosanna!

  Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background  This week we head backwards a bit in the Gospel of John.  This Sunday, Palm Sunday is to set the stage for all that is to come and for some … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Condemned

I’m struggling to come up with a different paradigm for the suffering of Jesus.  Or to put it another way, “Why did Jesus have to be tortured and murdered?”  Was it necessary for Jesus to suffer in order that I … Continue reading

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